How the Afghan mission influenced the election

Foreign policy may not have figured prominently, but it was key.

Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 05/04/2011 12:00 am EDT

While foreign policy was rarely mentioned or discussed during the election campaign, a bold new post-vote thesis is emerging, one in which Liberal support for the unpopular Canadian mission in Afghanistan pushed many voters—particularly those in Quebec—into the arms of the NDP.

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